LR Winterguard Freezes Out Competition


Sydney Johnson

LR JV Winterguard prepares for competition

The Lake Ridge JV and Varsity Winterguard teams took to the floor in competition on Saturday, Feb. 4, in Flower Mound, TX.

The teams participated in the North Texas Colorguard Association (NTCA) Flower Mound High School Winterguard contest against other teams from around the region.

The varsity team took 1st place in the Scholastic A division with their routine titled, “Into the Ocean”.  The JV team took 6th place in the Regional A division with their routine titled, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”.  Each team began learning their routines in December.

Curtis Redman, LR Winterguard Director, was proud of both team’s performances.

“I thought they did very well considering all of the new kids in the show and they had to learn over half of their routine this past week,” Redman said. “They had a lot of things working against them but they made it happen and that’s great!”

Sydney Johnson
Varsity Winterguard poses with their trophy

Varsity member, Kaitlyn Gilchrist, senior, was thrilled with the first place performance.

“The performance was one of the best we’ve ever had. I’m sad it’s slowly coming to an end, but I’m ready to close this chapter and start a new one,” explained Gilchrist on the competition being the start of her last season.

Summer Johnson, freshman JV member, was proud of the team’s performance.

“I’m very proud of all of the team members.  It was an amazing accomplishment because 75% of the performers had never tossed in a competition before,” Johnson explained.  “We had great team bonding and it’s only the beginning of an amazing season.”

The JV and varsity winterguard will be back in action on Feb. 18 at Chisolm High School in Fort Worth.